A depleted Yankees bullpen bought two reinforcements Friday by the use of the COVID-19 checklist.
Jonathan Loaisiga and Nestor Cortes, two of the six Yankees to check optimistic for COVID-19 of their most up-to-date outbreak, had been reinstated to the energetic roster Friday forward of one other matchup with the Purple Sox at Fenway Park.
Loaisiga had been on the COVID-19 checklist since July 10 whereas Cortes joined him there on July 15. Each pitchers had been vaccinated, making their optimistic exams breakthroughs. Wandy Peralta, Aaron Choose, Gio Urshela and Kyle Higashioka stay on the COVID-19 IL.
The returns of Loaisiga and Cortes come at a time when reliable and recent arms within the bullpen are sorely wanted. The Yankees misplaced Thursday’s collection opener towards the Purple Sox after Lucas Luetge blew a one-run lead within the seventh inning, Chad Inexperienced blew a two-run lead within the ninth and Brooks Kriske blew a one-run lead within the tenth.
Kriske was optioned again to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the sport and Nick Nelson was optioned on Friday to make room for Loaisiga and Cortes.